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Ford Figo designed for compactness


Ford Figo

Ford Figo

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry has said that the all-new Ford Figo is in prospect to be a compact car champion by offering unprecedented levels of style, feature-rich smart technologies and high levels of safety.

According to the company, the Ford Figo is designed with innovative features, eye-catching styling for five-door hatchback and new four-door sedan, superb quality, exceptional fuel efficiency establishing its reputation.

In a statement issued by the company the all-new Figo builds on a legacy by combining sophisticated contemporary styling, a whole new range of Ford’s trend-setting technologies, as well as a modern and welcoming cabin that offers more space and improved safety General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) Tracey Delate said, the Ford Figo has been a remarkable success story in South Africa since it was launched in 2010.

“From the outset the Figo’s strong price point, smart features and the option of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines made it one of the top contenders in the Sub-B segment.

Last year the Figo held an average of 15-percent share of this segment, he said. He stated that Figo will be extremely competitive in terms of overall value.”

Although the full line-up will be confirmed closer to launch, the range will be broader compared to the current Figo due to the addition of more derivatives and specification levels and the option of the hatch and sedan body styles.

Both petrol and diesel models will be available, offering impressive fuel economy, power and torque. Customers will also have the choice of manual or automatic transmissions.

The eye-catching styling is clearly derived from Ford’s Kinetic 2.0 design language, as seen on the recently launched Fusion and Focus.

The more upmarket look is emphasized by the trapezoidal grille, complemented by a raked bonnet and bold, elongated headlamps. Sweeping, curved lines flowing from the front to the rear create a sense of movement.

The five-door hatch incorporates a rising roofline with a sporty spoiler and neat tailgate accentuated by two distinct crease lines. The sedan version echoes the theme and adds improved loading capacity.

The interior is completely new, with an attractive design that provides high levels of comfort and space, complemented with impressive quality and attention to detail.

Innovative smart features that will impress tech-savvy buyers include a new device-docking station that serves as the driver’s connection point to the world of mobility; Ford’s sync® integrated multimedia and connectivity system, Bluetooth with Voice Activation, the programmable MyKey® function, as well as electronic automatic temperature control depending on model.

Safety is also a top priority, with a minimum of dual front airbags, extending to full-length side airbags.

This is backed up by ABS brakes across the range, plus Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Hill Launch Assist on the top derivatives.

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